Preferred First Name

Murray State University acknowledges that some students, faculty, and staff prefer to use first names other than their legal name. When requested, the university will use a preferred first name on certain documents and online information sources. Access the Preferred First Name Request Form here.

Where will the preferred first name be used?

  • Class rosters used by instructors
  • Canvas
  • myGate portal
  • MSU ID Card (replacement ID card fee applies)
  • PeopleFinder
  • MSU Email display
  • Diploma & commencement program (as requested on the graduation application)

This completed form and a photo id must be presented at the following office:

  • Students: Office of the Registrar, 113 Sparks Hall, Murray, KY 42071
  • Faculty/Staff: Human Resources, 412 Sparks Hall, Murray, KY 42071